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Stories with place: Central Africa
  • new storyGunmen attempt attack on state radio in C. African Republic 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 12:44 pm

    BANGUI, Central African Republic - The director of Central African Republic state radio says armed gunmen surrounded the station and attempted an attack but were repelled by security forces overnight.

  • Fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony is said to be sickly 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 7:32 am

    KAMPALA, Uganda - The fugitive leader of the Lord's Resistance Army is sickly and in retreat from an international manhunt that includes U.S. forces, a Ugandan military spokesman said Monday, citing the accounts of recent defectors who are backing up reports that the rebel group is in decline.

  • French president talks Boko Haram in Cameroon 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 4:49 pm

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon - French President Francois Hollande promised intensified military cooperation with Cameroon in the fight against Boko Haram during a visit to the West African country on Friday.

  • International court postpones Congo militiaman's trial 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 12:11 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The International Criminal Court says the trial of former Congo militia leader Bosco Ntaganda has been postponed until September to give defense lawyers more time to prepare.

  • Congo's president calls for dialogue, opposition holds out 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 7:55 am

    KINSHASA, Congo - Congo's president has called for dialogue with the opposition to reduce tensions in the Central African country, a move the opposition and international community fear will delay elections.

  • Cash-strapped UN food agency reduces help to Syrian refugees 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 10:55 pm

    CANBERRA, Australia - The United Nations' food agency is cutting back on assistance to thousands of Syrian refugees after an appeal for a ceasefire to enable Syrians feed themselves went unheeded, World Food Program Executive Director Ertharin Cousin said on Friday.

  • Chad forces arrest Boko Haram leader, hold 74 others 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 5:50 pm

    N'DJAMENA, Chad - Chad's chief prosecutor says that security forces have arrested one of the leaders of the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram.

  • Suicide bombings hit Chad's capital, kill 11, witnesses say 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 11:19 am

    N'DJAMENA, Chad - Two suicide bombings rocked Chad's capital, killing at least 11 people weeks after suicide bombings killed dozens, an official said Monday.

  • Police arrest 60 for bombing in Chad capital 
    Updated: Jun-28-15 2:14 pm

    N'DJAMENA, Chad - Officials in Chad have arrested 60 people including suspects from Cameroon, Nigeria and Mali in relation to an attack earlier this month in the capital that killed dozens of people and wounded more than 100 others.

  • Congo's president inaugurates new airport terminal, tower 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 11:21 am

    KINSHASA, Congo - Congo's president on Thursday inaugurated a new airport terminal building and control tower at the capital's airport, nearly 60 years after it first opened.

  • New claims of child sex abuse by UN peacekeepers in Africa 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 1:46 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations says it has received allegations that U.N. peacekeepers sexually abused children in Central African Republic, where French troops are also being investigated for alleged sex abuse against boys.

  • Spain proposes big fines for alleged Antarctic fish poachers 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 10:01 am

    MADRID - Authorities in Spain have accused a company there of running a lucrative international operation that illegally captured vast amounts of an Antarctic fish prized in top restaurants.

  • At 91, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe is a frequent flyer 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 11:43 am

    JOHANNESBURG - The African president has his hands firmly on the reins of government at home and is frequently on the move, flying around the globe.

  • Congo army, UN take on rebel group in northeast 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 1:52 pm

    KINSHASA, Congo - Congolese soldiers backed by U.N. forces have launched a military operation against a rebel group in the country's northeast and have killed at least 34 militants, officials said Wednesday.

  • Congo slams US for political 'interference' in elections 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 1:44 pm

    KINSHASA, Congo - The Congolese government has slammed statements by a visiting U.S. official about the ongoing election dialogue as "unacceptable" and "intolerable" interference in the country's internal affairs.